Who's Learning Now Blog

Our mission is to have ONE MILLION children be seen for their abilities, not their disabilities!

How to Empower Children Beyond Disabilities

Unleashing Strengths: How to Empower Children Beyond Disabilities Have you ever felt different? One day as I was teaching elementary school. My students were at recess and I was checking my emails and scanning the subject lines to determine what emai...

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Is Your Child's Teacher Being Dismissive?

Backpacks are packed. Lunches are packed. Bus passes and car drop off schedules double checked. Your child has had their walk-through time in their classroom and meet their teacher. When YOU meet their teacher, she appears a “bit cold.” You give her ...

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The School Year Ended, Now What?

The School Year Ended, Now What? How was your school year? I’m so glad you asked. The end of year activities, the spirit days and the reports card are done. Now it’s time to reflect. Whether you are a teacher, a professional, a parent or all three. T...

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SMART Goal Setting

The Difference Between Setting Goals and Objectives "Think of goals as what developmental milestones or academic skills we want the student to acquire in one year. The objectives and benchmarks are showing how we are going to get there and how we wil...

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15 Questions to Ask at Parent Teacher Conference

Parent-Teacher conferences are such a powerful tool to bridge the relationship between school and families. Parent-Teacher conferences are designed to create an opportunity for the families and the teachers to talk. Most conferences are scheduled for...

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Thankful for 3 Types of People

Thankful for 3 Types of People At Who’s Learning Now, weI believe strongly that positive collaborative TEAMS are the true foundation to a child’s education. This week of Thanksgiving there is a lot to be Thankful for.  Today (and everyday) We are gra...

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5 Tips to Prepare for a School Holiday Break

5 Things to do Before, During and After a School Holiday We made it through the Fall. Transitioning from summer vibes back into the routine of school. Adding routines around bedtimes and wake ups, homework, sports and activities. I’ve heard many fami...

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Person First Language

Person First Language A person is a person first and then any descriptions come after that. We would NOT say “the orange hat man”. We WOULD say “the man with the orange hat". Knowing this. Then this belief is true as well.  We would NOT say, “the Dow...

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Learning Strengths Inventory

Who's Learning Now - Learning Strengths Inventory™  If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.  ~ Ignacio Estrada Do you know HOW your child learns? Do you know their preferred way of taking in new information?...

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Special Education is a Service, Not a Place

I have a strong belief that I want to share with you today. In the past, students with special needs were sent to separate schools, buildings and even separate homes. We have come a long way in how we see, treat and educate people with special needs....

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Trust Your Parent Gut

You are your child’s advocate. You know your child best. It’s been said that parents are not given a “handbook” or directions when their child comes into your life. I disagree. I would argue that you did get a guidebook, you did get directions. I ca...

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your back to school survival guide (pandemic edition)

Going back to school in 2021 is going to look different, but in some ways, it’s going to look the way it did in 2019. Parents will still rush to fill lunch boxes and backpacks with the essentials. New and old students will experience first day jitter...

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The Learning Strengths Inventory is a tool used by parents and teachers to support their children's learning styles and strengths.

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